Sorry, I didn't see your earlier note when I posted mine. So Syfy stole the fake 'motion' sequence from Nova? Then the supposed 'perspective shift' of the 'plume' is at least an illusion, at worst a deliberate artistic fabrication?
Hi Jim, I added the quote and pic to deirdre's post, which is probably why you missed it.
You can tell it's a zoom in on a print or more likely a screen by the moire patterning.